Field Technician: California

River Partners
Sacramento, CA
Job Category
Full time Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Field Technician works with the Field Foreman and Field Manager in the operation of field equipment and manual labor in the process of working on multiple projects. As a result of this positions efforts, River Partners will be able to further our work on our portfolio of projects. Note: Field Technicians are temporary, as such, workloads are dependent upon company needs and project timelines. There are periods of time during projects when this position is expected to work significant amounts of overtime. There may be other periods (i.e., winter months) when there may be little or no work available due to field conditions or the weather. The incumbent in this position must remain flexible with work schedules. Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities. Some of the essential functions and responsibilities include: • Maintain agricultural equipment, irrigate restoration plantings as needed, and maintain irrigation systems. • Observe and listen to machinery operation to detect equipment malfunctions. • Operate and/or tend equipment used in restoration projects (such as tractors, disk harrows, agricultural mowers, and irrigation equipment). • Adjust, repair, and service farm machinery and notify supervisors when machinery malfunctions. • Provide regular communication to the Director of Operations and Field Restoration Manager on project progress and field conditions. • Assist in directing, supervising and monitoring field crews in planting, irrigation, spraying, and other agricultural duties. • Collect, process, and deliver native plant materials. • Assist with the collection of monitoring data. • The operation of pesticide spray rigs in a safe and effective manner, paying close attention to standard safety practices, weather conditions and adequate plant protection. • Mix specified materials or chemicals, and dump solutions, powders, or seeds into planter or sprayer machinery. • Spray fertilizer or pesticide solutions to control insects, fungus and weed growth, and diseases, using hand sprayers. • Performs other assignments from time to time as requested by the Field Manager to achieve department and company business goals. Knowledge Skills and Abilities: • Experience watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure agricultural machines are working properly and determining causes of operating errors. • Experience performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. • Demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and managers at all times. • Intermediate computer proficiency skills • Work well under pressure. Meet multiple, and sometimes, competing deadlines. • Ability to apply logical thinking and sound judgment to a wide range of practical problems. • Ability to read, understand, and follow oral and written instruction. • Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational, and written skills. • Integrity and ethics beyond reproach. • Commitment and enthusiasm to carry out River Partners mission. Working Conditions/Physical Effort: Work Environment Duties are performed both inside and outside in varying temperatures including heat, cold and sometimes wet or humid conditions. Exposure to occasionally high background noise is probable. Position involves exposure to fumes, airborne particles, dust and chemicals and working near moving mechanical parts. Salary is based on the project (Prevailing Wage for Area 2). Base salary is minimum wage when not working on Prevailing Wage projects.
• High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 1+ years of related experience and/or training. • Valid California driver’s license with clean DMV Record • Prior experience and/or training with agricultural equipment and processes (tractor work, strip spraying) • Bilingual in Spanish preferred but not required. • Commitment and enthusiasm to carry out River Partners mission.
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Pablo Pineda
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